Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Switzerland Trip

I just returned from a week in the Swiss alps with Snowboard Canada  .

Got invited on the trip an couldn't be more stoked that I went , the trip was all covered an some of the places we stayed an rode were amazing  .
It turned out to be a really fun week , an we scored great conditions the whole time .

We rode 4 resorts that were all massive an spanned over thousands of meters , they were :
Schilthorn , Kleine Scheidegg ,  Grindelwald First an Hasliberg .

Some of the highlights for me were :  Brekefast at 3500 meters in revolving restaurant ,  Taking the train thru the Eiger Mountain to the top of the Jungfrau  11 782 Ft ,   sampling some great Swiss food an beer , Shredding Hasliberg resort , staying up in a cabin on the mountain an watching amazing sunsets .

A massive shout out to all the crew on the Trip , the friends we met  an to the Tourism board for putting us up .
Switzerland is so beautiful an is a must do on anybody list , I highly recommend it  .

Photos from the trip below .

Our first stay in Interlaken 


The Eiger

View from inside the Eiger looking to Grindelwald

Our lines from the gondola

Some of the terrain we rode.

This is our friend /guide Alex , he rips an showed us some cool spots .
Thanks Alex!

Looking down into Meringin

Lake Brienz , beautiful 

Swiss watches , this 1 was just a casual $ 21,000 Swiss franks .

Friday, March 18, 2011

Powdery March

March has been a heavy snow month here in Washington .
We've had alot of great days out shredding the mountain an sledding when the weather opens up .

Some highlights have included , sledding in the deepest snow an getting stuck more times than I can remember ,  Hiking around Stevens Pass an shredding pow runs down to the road  ,  Feeding the birds from our hands an exploring new terrain with friends 

I've had some time off after landing abit flat off a cliff recently , but feel pretty good now , an am off to Switzerland for the week to shoot with Snowboard Canada .

Here's a random collection of images over the last 2 weeks .

Good morning sled !

Indy off the 'Ugly' cliff 

Abby launching a tail grab 1st hit

Abby feeding the birds 

Pow turn down to the road

Inbounds ollie

Pondering some lines ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Whistler - Washington

The last couple of weeks I've been bouncing in between Squamish B.C an Seattle WA abit .
Mainly to keep things mixed up , an also to shoot with different people an chasing the good snow .

We snuck in a day at Grouse Mountain Vancouver to check out their park an feel the mountain out , its got amazing views over Vancouver an has a super fun park to shred.

We've also been sledding up by Mt Baker , which is always special  , the zone up there is massive an has alot of wide opens bowls with glacier features up top, we stayed up there till sunset a couple times which is amazing

One of the highlights recently has been riding Stevens Pass WA , which is a gem of a Mountain situated about 100km east of Seattle .

Every year Stevens gets so much snow its almost hard to keep up with ...
This year they've been struggling abit, but over the last few days , they got about 4 feet of snow which was much needed !

We've made some great friends up Stevens, who always make us feel so welcome an help us out with a place to stay , tickets , showing us the mountain an generally pointing us in the right direction .
Cheers dudes !

Filming terrain in Whistler , pick ur line ...

Coming down the line in Stevens Pass

Early morning mission to Baker

Top of Baker , glacier features .

Hiking lines at sledzone .

Stevens Pass Night Shred 

Dude , where's my truck ?